University of Wayne State Medical School

University of Wayne State

About Wayne State University Medical School

University of Wayne State Medical School has trained graduates to be pioneers in health care and activists who have been changing the world ever since 1868. Our commitment to urban health excellence, and our dedication to the revitalization of Detroit, is unwavering. Our roots of community service run deep, and our emphasis on a healthy world is growing ever greater. Students and staff at the School of Medicine collaborate and evolve with health care systems and community members to reduce health inequalities and boost-and save-the lives of citizens. The position of the School of Medicine and the relationships with hospitals and clinics allow students to connect with patients in a real-world environment and communicate with physicians. Our graduates take the lessons learned into the community to lead initiatives such as Street Medicine Detroit; run clinics that support people with cancer, diabetes, and other ailments; and tutor schoolchildren. The Wayne State School of Medicine will continue to educate a diverse group of physicians and biomedical scientists through social sensitivity and a relentless emphasis on excellence in education, science and clinical care that will turn the dream of equitable health for all into practice.

    Wayne State University Medical School History

    The story of Wayne State University started in 1868 when five physicians who experienced brutal medical treatment on the battlefields of the Civil War dedicated themselves to improving health education and care in Detroit. They founded the Detroit Medical College, which has since become Warrior Strong School of Medicine an internationally renowned school that has led to groundbreaking medical milestones such as the first successful open-heart surgery in the world and the discovery of AZT for AIDS care. The School of Medicine continues to be fuelled by community passion and dedication to urban clinical excellence and is now part of a leading research institution made up of 13 schools and colleges. By social awareness and an increasing emphasis on creativity in curriculum, science and clinical care, the School of Medicine continues to educate a diverse group of physicians and biomedical scientists who strive to turn into practice the promise of equal health care for all.


    Wayne State University School of Medicine’s primary mission is to educate a diverse student body in an urban setting and within a climate of inclusion, through high-quality education, clinical excellence, groundbreaking science, local community engagement, and innovative technology, to train physicians and biomedical scientists to achieve health and well-being for our society.


    The Wayne State University School of Medicine sets policies to help ensure that its goal is to educate a diverse group of doctors and biomedical scientists who will turn the dream of equal health into a reality for everyone. WSU faculty, staff, and students are responsible for adhering to university policies at all times.

Wayne State University Admission

A holistic selection process is used by the Wayne State University School of Medicine to determine applicants. In addition to meeting all admission requirements, the entire record will be considered, including grade-point average, Medical College Admission Test scores, recommendations, and secondary application. The Admission Committee makes use of this method to determine your temperament, intelligence, character, and suitability for a medical career.

    Admission Requirements

    To be eligible for admission to the Wayne State University School of Medicine, you must have earned a bachelor’s degree including all pre-requisites for the Medical School and you must be:

  • A U.S. citizen
  • A U.S. permanent resident
  • A Canadian citizen
     – OR – 
  • Any student who has completed a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree at Wayne State University regardless of citizenship. 
  • Admission requires specific coursework. In unusual cases and at the Admission Committee’s discretion, you may be given a waiver for certain conditions of the course, provided you have an outstanding academic record. Waivers must be sought in writing when applying.

    Whatever your field of study, your premedical coursework should include:

  • Two semesters of biology/zoology with lab for each
  • Two semesters of college English
  • Two semesters of general/inorganic chemistry with lab for each
  • Two semesters of organic chemistry with lab for each
  • Two semesters of physics with lab for each
  • The Admission Committee strongly recommends and takes the following courses into consideration

  • Biochemistry
  • Statistics
  • Medical ethics
  • Mathematics
  • Social science
  • Upper-level biology
  • Additional Requirements


    University recommends taking the spring admission test at the Medical College before you apply. Your scores will be considered from exams taken over the past three years. That review is performed separately. There will be no variation of the scores from various tests. You need to take the MCAT no later than September of the year you intend to apply in.

Recommendation Letter

With your secondary submission, you are asked to submit letters of recommendation. A secondary application must include a statement from your college or university’s pre-medical advisory committee, or three letters of recommendation— with at least two from faculty members. In the past 12 months, one letter must have been written. We strongly encourage you to send at least one letter from your school if you are in a post-baccalaureate or graduate program. When you apply for M.D. / Ph.D. Programme, there must be at least one letter from a researcher. Letters of recommendation can be sent at any time via the American Application Service for Medical College. If your letters are distributed by your advising office at the undergraduate level, they may use VirtualEvals. Once your letters have been posted AMCAS will import them and make them available to us.


    Attendance is expected at one of our Interview Days. Upon completion of the preliminary application, secondary application and review of letters of recommendation, selected applicants are invited to attend an Interview Day.

Wayne State University Student Affairs

The Wayne State University School of Medicine offers a distinct experiential advantage through hands-on experience in the heart of Detroit, setting you apart from your peers and training you to become a pioneer and advocate of health care. The University aims to build an excellent learning environment and provide resources to strengthen the training and learning experience through integrated patient and clinical simulation programs. The Office of Student Affairs ‘ mission is to provide students with a welcoming environment, timely and relevant guidance, services designed to enhance student well-being, and major school activities to mark the achievements of their medical school careers. Students are encouraged to meet with the staff or the Assistant Dean at any time, recognizing that confidentiality is valued and maintained. The office offers a range of services that are all essential to your well-being and growth.

    Wayne State University Student Life

    The Wayne State University School of Medicine offers other aspects of student life here. Take time to explore and experience all that Detroit has to offer, from its incredible past to the exciting new possibilities that shape its future.

    Dining at Campus

  • Student Center Food Court
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels
  • Einstein Bros. Bagels Express
  • Freshii
  • Gold ‘n’ Greens
  • Subway
  • Towers Café
  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Starbucks A.W.
  • O.D. Express AAB
  • O.D. Express FAB
  • Late Night Grill
  • Mad Anthony’s General Store
  • Panda Express
  • SC Starbucks
  • Taco Bell
  • Wingstop
  • Housing and Residential Facility

    Why drive away for the ultimate college trip at the end of the day when you could hang around in? Live on campus to explore and communicate in such a way that only when you’re part of the 24/7 community is possible. Look at what happens to your grades when you live in an academic, healthy, supportive environment alongside classmates. Your home-away-from-home campus will be a short walk from lecture halls, labs, and libraries, allowing you to make the most of your time and balance education, work and fun. Instead of spending hours traveling back and forth, dive into student organizations and discover your large backyard. Midtown is highly desirable, with operation electric and you get everything at student costs. Put your perspective on college beyond the pages. Just don’t know, stay here. Wayne State offers something for everyone, at several student-friendly price points, with its wide range of resident halls, condos, and floor plans.

    How to Apply for University Residence

  • Consider halls of residence, furnished apartments, and unfurnished accommodation options.
  • Check the prices, costs, and responsibilities of the housing license agreement.
  • Login and request your application fee on the Self-Service Portal.
  • Transportation and Parking

    Parking for students is available on the Lot 75 surface located in Canfield. If you have reserved parking, you can use your OneCard at the East gate to access the lot. Visitor parking can be found at the west surface gate Lot 75 for $4.25, payable upon entry. Bills and/or quarters of dollars can be used. Employee car parking is available on Canfield at Parking Structure 4. The gateway lies across from the Scott Hall building on Canfield. Once parking has been allocated around you, scan your OneCard through the reader and the parking gate will open. The gates are usually open from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m.

    Campus Shuttle

    You need a OneCard to use the shuttle to the medical campus. It is not for use by the public at large. Service operates continuously in intervals of around 30 minutes. The shuttle is called “Medical Campus Shuttle” and leaves Scott Hall an hour and a half-hour away.

Student Organizations

The Office of Student Organizations provides services to students ranging from accommodation for medical students to academic programs and extracurricular activities. Students at Wayne State School of Medicine develop the ability to engage in many interests. Cultural, educational and social interactions are developed by organizations and the overall relationships among our students are increased. The School of Medicine offers a diverse selection of services for students. Students may want to enter and take advantage of the opportunity, assistance, and comradery that comes from peers of similar interests. A wide array of resources and desires are represented, and students are encouraged to join an organization that is concerned with their medical needs.

    Objectives of Student Organizations

  • To complement the medical school curriculum by offering access to emerging innovation, science, and policy changes in healthcare.
  • To improve public health awareness at the local, national, and federal levels.
  • Creating communities-medical students’ partnerships through mutually beneficial ventures, activities, and learning experiences.
  • Offering opportunities for medical students to work closely with members of professional organizations, medical institutions, and community programs — fostering unique experiences that will make them more receptive to the discipline.
  • To provide opportunities for humanistic creation and artistic expression.
  • Increasing the leadership skills of medical students to better serve society in the future.
  • Wayne State University Research

    The Wayne State University School of Medicine, known as the best in science and participation for the Carnegie Foundation, is renowned for excellence including:

  • Birthplace of AZT, the first FDA-approved drug to treat AIDS.
  • The first use of a mechanical heart pump in open-heart surgery.
  • A novel technology – optogenetic strategy – for restoring vision.
  • A cost-effective way to test expectant mothers at risk of premature birth, and a tool to reduce premature birth risk by 40%.
  • The School of Medicine is known nationally for biomedical research and is the U.S. ranked No. 2 medical research institution in Michigan. World Report and News. In various environments, students and faculty work on interdisciplinary teams to analyze and improve strategies, innovations, and processes that serve residents better. In 2016, prizes for clinical research at the school of medicine totaled more than $176 million. The Research Office of the School of Medicine funds and facilitates fundamental, clinical and translational research at the School of Medicine by strategic planning, management of research facilities and implementation of policies.

Helping Guide for Excellent Performance at Medical College

    Go Through Past Papers Thoroughly

    That’s incredibly important! For every test, most professors aren’t free to create new questions. And there’s just so many questions that you can ask about the same subject. Therefore, a lot of questions are repeated. Some may have changes in wording but many questions have the same concepts. You are well on the way to mastering the concepts and passing the exams by learning and understanding what concepts appeared on previous tests and are therefore valuable to the instructor. So, old exams are very helpful for the students even if the questions are not repeated by solving those past papers you can practice your concepts.

    Consult Your Instructor

    Also, professors have student study guides to help them prepare for an exam. Nonetheless, if you have concerns about certain subjects, it is also a good idea to reach out to your professors after class or during office hours. You will get a better understanding of the material in this way. If your professors are not providing a study guide, don’t be afraid to ask them what the most important concepts are. Before the exam, talking to your teachers will also show them that you care and take the right steps to succeed.

    Dr. Najeeb Lectures

    The way you study and the course content and course load change dramatically as you leave the school system and move on to the system of the medical college. Unlike before you do not have loads of time to spend on understanding each concept in depth but you are required to know every detail about the concerned topic. In such a situation you need a resource that is authentic, efficient, effective, and time-saving. Now you must be pondering what that invaluable resource is? It is no other than “Dr. Najeeb’s lectures”. These lectures will be your guiding star. Dr. Najeeb’s Lectures are the world’s most popular medical Lectures, covering all the topics of Gross Anatomy, Neuro-anatomy, Embryology, Histology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Pharmacology, Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology. They are video lectures that cover almost all the topics in the current medical curriculum of most medical colleges. They contain visualization of what you study in your books. The hand-drawn illustrations in these lectures make it very easy to grasp the concepts. Furthermore, one can get lifetime access to these lectures and even download the app to avail them anytime, anywhere.

    Learn What Medical is all About

    Don’t just stick to books. Read articles from journals or medical forums on subjects that are of interest to you. Sure, it’s more reading, but those papers are just a few sentences, hopefully, they’ll be more fun and help bring together all the information you’re learning to show you how to use them. There is a big difference between “sense of the book” and “sense of common sense.” To succeed you need both.

    Use Images for Better Learning

    When revising, visual aids can be really helpful. Challenge yourself to write down everything you already know about a subject at the start of a chapter, and then illustrate where the holes lie. Condense the review notes closer to the exam into one-page diagrams. Getting down your thoughts in this short format can then help you easily recall everything you need to learn during the test. Pictures or diagrams seem to last a very long time in your mind. So try studying by holding pictures and diagrams in front of you.

    In the end, we would like to assure you that there are always ups and downs in life. Don’t lose hope, keep up with the hard work and Good Luck!


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